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Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997)

Autor(a) de Howl and others poems

278+ Works 19,899 Membros 222 Reviews 103 Favorited

About the Author

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of poet and teacher Louis Ginsberg. In 1948, he received a B.A. degree from Columbia University. Ginsberg began writing poetry while still in school and first gained wide public recognition in 1956 with the long poem Howl. Howl has had a mostrar mais stormy history. When it was first recited at poetry readings, audiences cheered wildly. It was published by Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books and printed in England. Before the printed copies could be distributed, however they were seized by U.S. custom officials as obscene. After a famous court case in which the poem was found not to be obscene, the work sold rapidly and Ginsberg's reputation was assured. Regarded as the foremost port of the Beat generation (as group of rebellious writers who opposed conformity and sough intensity of experience), Ginsberg's work is concerned with many subjects of contemporary interest, including drugs, sexual confusion, the voluntary poverty of the artist and rebel, and rejection of society. He is a poet with a significant message, and his criticism of American society is part of a long tradition of American writers who have questioned their country's values. Ginsberg received numerous honors, including a Woodbury Poetry Prize, a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, and a National Book Award for poetry. Ginsberg was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1995 for his book Cosmopolitan Greetings: Poems 1986-1992. Ever the Bohemian, he had numerous occupations throughout his lifetime including dishwasher, porter, book reviewer, and spot welder. He died in April 1997 of complications due to liver cancer. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: William S. Burroughs, 1953

Séries

Obras de Allen Ginsberg

Howl and others poems (1956) 5,522 cópias
Junky (1953) — Introdução — 4,833 cópias
Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) 897 cópias
Collected Poems 1947-1997 (2006) 681 cópias
The Yage Letters (1963) 646 cópias
Reality Sandwiches: 1953-1960 (1963) 504 cópias
Howl (1986) 395 cópias
Planet News 1961 - 1967 (1968) 226 cópias
Journals: Early Fifties, Early Sixties (1977) — Autor — 219 cópias
Howl: A Graphic Novel (2010) — Autor — 198 cópias
White Shroud: Poems 1980-1985 (1986) 190 cópias
Indian Journals (1970) — Autor — 180 cópias
Illuminated Poems (1996) 148 cópias
The Essential Ginsberg (2015) 113 cópias
Allen Ginsberg Photographs (1990) 51 cópias
Composed on the Tongue (1980) 49 cópias
Aullido (1976) 49 cópias
Empty mirror; early poems (1961) 48 cópias
Howl and Kaddish (1997) 40 cópias
Wholly Communion [1966 film] (1966) 35 cópias
Iron Horse (1973) 30 cópias
Gay Sunshine Interview (1974) — Subject — 28 cópias
'Beat' Poets (1961) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
T.V. baby poems (1967) 19 cópias
Wichita Vortex Sutra (1966) 18 cópias
Ankor Wat (1968) 17 cópias
Allen Ginsburg : Poems selected by Mark Ford (2008) — Autor — 15 cópias
Chicago trial testimony (1975) 15 cópias
Poems All Over the Place (1978) 14 cópias
New American Review 11 (1971) 12 cópias
Poemas escogidos (1997) 11 cópias
Mantra del Re di Maggio (1976) 8 cópias
Cartas (Spanish Edition) (2012) 7 cópias
Muchos amores (2000) 7 cópias
Gedichte (1999) 7 cópias
Diario beat (1997) 6 cópias
Journal, 1952-1962 (1984) 6 cópias
Beatitude Anthology (1960) 6 cópias
Ballad of the Skeletons (1996) 4 cópias
Mind Writing Slogans (1994) 4 cópias
The Riverside Interviews: 1 (1980) 3 cópias
Wales--A Visitation. (1967) 3 cópias
Mostly Sitting Haiku (1978) 3 cópias
Poèmes (2012) 3 cópias
Luminous Dreams (1997) 3 cópias
Improvised poetics (1972) 3 cópias
Correspondance: (1944-1969) (2014) — Autor — 2 cópias
Allen Ginsberg and Friends. (1999) 2 cópias
Journaux Indiens (1984) 2 cópias
Fotografier 1947-87 (1987) 2 cópias
Utwory poetyckie (1984) 2 cópias
Many Loves (SC) 2 cópias
Jukebox all' idrogeno (1971) 2 cópias
Old love story 2 cópias
Kvílení (1990) 2 cópias
Scrap Leaves (SC) (1968) 2 cópias
New Year Blues (1972) 2 cópias
Május királya (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Listy 1 exemplar(es)
Poesie 1947-1995 (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Lion for Real 1 exemplar(es)
Prosa (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Ulua 1 exemplar(es)
La ‰caduta dell'America (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Journals 1 exemplar(es)
Autumn Leaves 1 exemplar(es)
Howl [Aullido] 1 exemplar(es)
Allen Ginsberg On Tour (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
Intrepid #6 (1966) 1 exemplar(es)
Kulchur (Issue Number One) (1960) 1 exemplar(es)
Kvílení a jiné básně (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Antología 1 exemplar(es)
Kaddish 1 exemplar(es)
Careless Love (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Punk Rock Your My Big Crybaby (1977) 1 exemplar(es)
Guru 1 exemplar(es)
Thieves Stole This Poem 1 exemplar(es)
Old Pond Song (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Allen Ginsberg Poetry Collection (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Vytie (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Kissinger Dream (SC) 1 exemplar(es)
Kral Majales 1 exemplar(es)
Visiting Father & Friends (SC) (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Sunflower Sutra {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
Poems (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Poem, Interview, Photographs (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Antología Poética 1 exemplar(es)
Urlo 1 exemplar(es)
Bombay Gin (Issue #7) (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Bombay Gin (Issue #8) 1 exemplar(es)
Meditation Rock 1 exemplar(es)
Το ουρλιαχτό 1 exemplar(es)
DAS GEHEUL UND ANDERE GEDICHTE (1959) 1 exemplar(es)
"The Rune" 1 exemplar(es)
New Venture Investment (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Ginsberg Allen 1 exemplar(es)
Village Voice 1 exemplar(es)
America 1 exemplar(es)
Ημερολόγια (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
Catullus: Selected Poems (1991) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Almoço Nu (1962) — Contribuinte, algumas edições6,987 cópias
The Portable Beat Reader (Viking Portable Library) (1992) — Contribuinte — 1,460 cópias
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,253 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições914 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuinte — 746 cópias
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuinte — 591 cópias
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuinte, algumas edições441 cópias
Kerouac: A Biography (1973) — Fotógrafo — 400 cópias
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Contribuinte, algumas edições383 cópias
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 350 cópias
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuinte — 324 cópias
The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960) — Contribuinte — 317 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 274 cópias
The Beat Book (1996) — Prefácio, algumas edições257 cópias
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contribuinte — 235 cópias
Blake's Poetry and Designs [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (2007) — Contribuinte — 213 cópias
Mindfield: New and Selected Poems (1989) — Prefácio, algumas edições; Prefácio, algumas edições191 cópias
Three Novels: The Soft Machine, Nova Express, the Wild Boys (1980) — Contribuinte, algumas edições182 cópias
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1836) — Contribuinte — 179 cópias
Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back: A Film and Book (1967) — Actor — 167 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 166 cópias
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 162 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1995 (1995) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contribuinte — 158 cópias
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 141 cópias
Queer Dharma: Voices of Gay Buddhists Vol. 1 (1997) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições108 cópias
Speed (1970) — Introdução, algumas edições101 cópias
Desire (1976) — Liner Notes, algumas edições97 cópias
The Dylan Companion: A Collection of Essential Writing About Bob Dylan (1990) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
India in Mind (2005) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Male Muse: A Gay Anthology (1973) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
The Beats (1960) — Autor, algumas edições62 cópias
Gay Sunshine Interviews. Vol. 1 (1978) — Interviewee — 60 cópias
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
The Name of Love: Classic Gay Love Poems (1995) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Jail Notes (1970) — Introdução, algumas edições50 cópias
Angels of the Lyre: A Gay Poetry Anthology (1975) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Talking Poetics from Naropa Institute Volume 1 (1978) — Introdução — 33 cópias
Partisan Review (1998) — Contribuinte, algumas edições33 cópias
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Moving Through Here (1970) — Introdução, algumas edições27 cópias
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Bedside Playboy (1963) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
For Neruda, For Chile: An International Anthology (1975) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Talking Poetics from Naropa Institute, Vol. 2 (1979) — Introdução — 19 cópias
OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture (2022) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
City Lights Review #1 (No.1) (1987) 14 cópias
Poetry Magazine Vol. 207 No. 5, February 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Big Table 2 (1959) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
unmuzzled ox 13 — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Big Table 3 (1959) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Caterpillar 3/4 (1971) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Epitaphs for Lorine — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Some Writings on War Tax Resistance (1990) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
THE SEVENTIES. Number 1. Spring 1972 (1972) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Pull My Daisy [1959 film] (1959) — Actor — 3 cópias
Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (2011, film) (2011) — Featured, algumas edições3 cópias
Peace or perish : a crisis anthology — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Sugar, alcohol, & meat [sound recording] (1980) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Coyote's Journal No 9. (1971) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Bad Breath / Stage Ax / Emily Likes the TV, #3 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Whole Earth Review #90 (summer 1997) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Intrepid No. 5, 1st Anniversary Issue — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Southern California Anthology: Volume XI (1993) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Manpareka Kehi Kavita (2001) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
San Francisco poets [sound recording] — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

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1914: William S. Burroughs - The Yage Letters em Literary Centennials (Agosto 2014)

Resenhas

Interesting look at drug culture in the 40s, but missing the element shared by some of his contemporaries that for me transcends the gritty subject matter and makes the work, for lack of a better word, beautiful.
 
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GDBrown | outras 53 resenhas | Feb 15, 2024 |
In October 1955, there was a low-key event at the 6 Gallery on Fillmore Street in San Francisco, with the promise of a "remarkable collection of angels on one stage reading their poetry." Jack Kerouac went around with the collection bowl, whilst Allen Ginsberg whipped the audience into excitement by reading Part I of his work-in-progress, Howl. When Lawrence Ferlinghetti published the completed poem the following year as the fourth in his Pocket Poets series, it soon became a runaway bestseller (partly thanks to a high-profile obscenity trial) and one of the defining works of what came to be called Beat literature.

The poem itself is in three parts: Part I is a grand, Whitmanesque celebration of the lives of his poetic heroes and of his own struggle against the modern world, with copious amounts of (gay) sex, drugs, bumming around and political subversion thrown in; the incantation of Part II confronts the destructive forces of the child-eating Moloch directly, and in Part III he addresses the dedicatee of the poem, Carl Solomon, whom he met while they were both patients in the same psychiatric institution. Then there's a "Footnote to Howl", which is another incantation, a kind of Beat Sanctus.

As in Whitman, the first thing that hits you about the poem is its tremendous momentum and kinetic energy, but there's a lot more to it than just the pounding impact of the long lines: every line is dense with paradoxical, unexpected but never quite nonsensical language (negro streets, starry dynamos, unshaven rooms, pubic beards, ...), and there's a clear thread of insight into the hostile world under all that counter-culture posturing. It's tempting to think of it as nothing more than drug-induced ramblings from long ago, but that's not at all what's going on here: this is a serious attempt to push beyond the usual limits of poetry and make it relevant to people who are confronting the dehumanising effects of fifties society, and it still clearly has things to say to us today.

The Pocket Poets collection includes five more, shorter, incantatory poems in the same kind of Whitman long-line format, plus four rather more conventionally lyrical "earlier poems". Probably the most striking is "Sunflower Sutra", where he and Kerouac sit in the shade of a locomotive on a dockside and contemplate a dead sunflower.
… (mais)
 
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thorold | outras 66 resenhas | Oct 14, 2023 |
Uittreksels uit zijn leven in beatpoetry.
Snippers van klachten en wanhoop en nieuwmythische verzinsels.
 
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Ekster_Alven | outras 2 resenhas | Sep 25, 2023 |
Ginsberg's life an his activism may be as interesting or more than his poetry.
 
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mykl-s | outras 66 resenhas | Aug 12, 2023 |

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Bill Morgan Editor, Preface
Erik Drooker Illustrator
Gregory Corso Contributor
Gary Snyder Contributor
Jack Kerouac Contributor
Carl Solomon Contributor
Eliot Katz Editor
Ron Loewinsohn Contributor
John Wieners Contributor
Paul Carroll Contributor
Jonathan Williams Contributor
Michael McClure Contributor
Edward Dorn Contributor
Amiri Baraka Contributor
Philip Whalen Contributor
Roger Mayne Cover designer
Rachel Zucker Foreword
Udo Breger Contributor
Sylvère Lotringer Contributor
Michael Emerton Contributor
Fred Aldrich Contributor
James Grauerholz Contributor
Melvin Betsellie Contributor
Wes Pittman Contributor
Bill Lyon Contributor
Philip Glass Composer
Brion Gysin Cover artist
Oliver Harris Editor, Introduction
Francesc Roca Translator
Riekus Waskowsky Translator
Neil Stuart Cover designer
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Michael Bowen Cover artist
Carl Weissner Translator
Jesse Sorrentino Cover artist
Robert Crumb Cover artist
Olav Angell Translator
Nicolas Richard Translator
Josée Kamoun Sélection de la correspondance pour l'édition française
Mark Ford Editor
Bernd Samland Translator

Estatísticas

Obras
278
Also by
96
Membros
19,899
Popularidade
#1,088
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
222
ISBNs
426
Idiomas
26
Favorito
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